Demo Finland is a co-operative organisation of Finnish parliamentary parties. It seeks to enhance democracy by carrying out and facilitating collaborative projects between Finnish political parties and political movements in new and developing democracies. Demo Finland is not ideologically, religiously or politically tied to any particular movement. Demo Finland is a leading expert organisation on democracy support in Finland.

Demo Finland works to strengthen equality in participation, constructive cross-party cooperation, a pluralistic political discussion and the ability of politicians to peacefully impact socio-political development. Demo Finland organises training programs and dialogue initiatives, which help to promote understanding between opposing parties and a discrimination-free political culture. Demo Finland bases its operation always in the particular needs of its partners. At the moment Demo Finland focuses on ensuring that more equal possibilities exist for women and youth to participate in politics, and to establish co-operation that spans across party lines.

Currently there are Demo Finland activities in Mozambique, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Zambia. Previously Demo Finland has worked in Nepal, Tanzania, Ghana, Egypt, Libya and Morocco.

Demo Finland is a member of Kehys – The Finnish NGDO Platform to the EU, the Finnish OneWorld association and the 1325 Network Finland. You can find more information about the international network here.

Demo Finland’s member parties are the Centre Party, the Christian Democrats, the Finns Party, the Green League, the Left Alliance, the National Coalition Party, the Social Democratic Party of Finland and the Swedish People’s Party.